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Pete Hanson

I'm just a regular Minnesota guy that grew up on the north-side of the Cities (Fridley), spent some quality time at the U of M, chill on the weekends at the family cabin near Duluth, bleed Vikings purple, and miss the North Stars. I have a short attention span; and enjoy Pink Floyd, Johnny Cash, Zac Brown, 80s hair bands, coffee, beer, scotch, and long sunset walks on the beach. (One of those isn't true.) I'm a two-time cancer survivor now (Colorectal 2002, Kidney 2014), and know that life is damn short -- so by all means we should be playing as hard and as often as we can. I think that's it. (Did I mention that I have a short attention span?) Hit me up below on Facebook & Twitter.
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Wet Start to Holiday Weekend in Minnesota

With the unofficial start to the summer in Minnesota just hours away -- Mother Nature may keeping the grills, picnics, and outdoor gatherings under cover for a couple of days; with showers & thunderstorms in the forecast for today & tomorrow. The good news: Sunday & Monday look much better.

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Today is Red Nose Day (And You Can Make a Difference)

Red Nose Day started in England before crossing the pond to the U.S. -- and now, one day every year through the power of entertainment; awareness and money are raised to help kids who need us most in the U.S. and around the world. Have fun, raise money, and change lives.

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Where Does This Twins Season Rank Among The All-Time Worst?

With the Minnesota Twins 10-4 loss last night to the Kansas City Royals at Target Field, their record has fallen to an embarrassing 11 wins and 33 losses. Even for dissapointment-conditioned Minnesota sports fan like us, this is hard to swallow -- but how does it compare among the worst seasons ever?

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Are You Gonna Run (And Bounce & Slide) The ‘Insane Inflatable’ 5K With Me? [Watch]

Step #1: Register. Step #2: Train a little (very little). Step #3: Look forward to running, bouncing, and sliding through the obstacle course with me during the Insane Inflatable 5K at Powder Ridge on June 11th. Here's a look at some of the obstacles. This is going to be a blast!

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Minnesota’s Most Dangerous Drunk Driving Counties

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety released its yearly list of Minnesota's 'Top 25 Most Dangerous Drunk Driving Counties.' It's made up of the last three years of statistics of DWI related deaths and alcohol-related crashes that cause serious injury. Hint: Stay away from Hennepin County (aka Minneapolis).

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Make Dream Getaway #14 Your Super-Vacation

Last week Tricia Wheat of Cold Spring won Dream Getaway #13. Before that, twelve other 98.1 listeners from Central Minnesota won Dream Getaways of their own -- and all are planning the vacation of their dreams with the help of Bursch Travel. Today we start your journey towards Dream Getaway #14. Where do you want to go?

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